God never promised that life would be fair nor that it would be easy.
What he did promise us, was to never leave us nor forsake us. And it is that promise that makes life bearable for hundreds of thousands of Christians around the world today who are suffering. It is this very characteristic of God, as revealed in the Bible, that sets Christianity and Judaism apart from all other religions. God is knowable, personal and absolutely trustworthy. He is Immanuel, God with us.
But, in Christianity, God takes this amazing truth to a whole new level. Not only did He break with all ‘God conventions’ by entering into His own creation as a baby several thousand years ago, but for all who trust Him as their Saviour and Lord, He comes and fills their “God space” that He created in each of us. It is a custom designed space that only He can fill. We can try to satisfy our deep inner longing with entertainment, pleasure, wealth and success but they don’t even come close. When we have ‘God life’ inside us, we can pass through the valley of the shadow of death and fear no evil because of His presence with us.
If life has been a struggle for you lately, I invite you to read the life-stories revealed in this magazine. Be encouraged. God is alive and well today and in the business of “connecting you with life.”
My prayer as we enter the second quarter of 2018 is that many people will find God is sufficient for any need that they have and that He will use the Gleniti Baptist Church family to be His agents of hope for many in our city.
PC makers claim their computers have “Intel Inside” Christians claim we have “God Inside” … I know which I prefer.